Our South Sudanese projects are quite unique from our others in the fact that they are not typically built at a school. These projects are built in villages with the plan that a school will form around that well in the future. The reason for this difference from our other projects is that South Sudan in its war-torn state is in desperate need for even the basic infrastructures to begin new communities. These South Sudan projects are not named because they are not typically schools yet at this point in the process. They will simply be a community well.
Already beneficiaries of 40,000 liters of rainwater harvesting, but in dire need of latrines. At Ssango, there is a small population of special needs children as well who need safer access to a toilet. By building two latrine blocks (10-stances) with handicapped accessibility and handwashing facilities, hygiene, sanitation and health will be changed forever.
Abutia Agordeke is a rural community school located in the Ho West district of the Volta Region of Ghana. The school was established in 1921 and currently has a population of 250 students from K-6.
Alipi Primary School is in the Abachi Village in the Koboko district of Uganda, which is in an area called West Nile, near the border of Uganda and the DRC (Congo). The school has 1010 students in total - 516 boys and 494 girls.
Atuwastse II Secondary School has a population of 152 girls, 123 boys and 25 teachers/staff. The school desperately needs implementation of a clean water source, latrines and a hygiene training program.
The proposed project will be an integrated effort on improving health and nutrition awareness among children. Availability of safe drinking water, Bio sand filters and regular check-ups to monitor the health of the students. This school has already received water and sanitation facilities. The Thar Desert of India is one of the most challenging parts of India. Severely deficient rainfall creates a chronic drought situation in Thar trapping the region under great poverty and deprivation. Food and water shortages are very common causing poverty and malnutrition. In rural areas health and nutrition needs are often neglected and less prioritized especially for females. Lack of awareness and lack of adequate healthcare are two critical challenges in the region. Education and health facilities are limited in the desert and develop the lowest statistical data nationwide. India has a goal for 100% enrollment of children and to ensure the completion of primary and secondary education by all boys and girls under the Sustainable Development targets for 2030, guaranteeing equal access to opportunities for access to quality technical and vocational education for everyone.
Bishop Bukenya Nursery and Primary School serves 400 students in the Kalagi community, but on any given day the number of students sitting in their classrooms is often much lower.
Located on a steep slope and surrounded by dense vegetation, community members and staff at Bright Kingdom Nursery and Primary School often worry about the safety of children who must make the daily walk to collect water. Roughly one thousand people in Kiwanguzi currently rely on a single pond for the majority of their water needs. While the quality of that water poses an immediate threat to the health of adults and children alike, accessing the water source has also proven to be equally risky.
Every day, young students from Building Tomorrow COU Primary School make the difficult walk to a nearby swamp that is shared by more than one thousand community members, hundreds of livestock animals, and other wild creatures. Despite the water’s high contamination levels and how difficult the collection process is-- students must cross traffic, walk along a steep slope, and follow a path through dense vegetation-- it’s the prevalence of muggings, theft, and sexual assault that occur near the swamp that poses the most serious threat to their safety. By providing a reliable source of clean drinking water right on Building Tomorrow COU Primary School’s premises, we will provide critical safeguards and protections for the 520 current staff and students, as well as the hundreds of others who will pass through the school’s doors in the coming decades.